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Lime Kiln Trail on 2017-05-27


Date: 2017-05-27

Location: Lime Kiln Trail

People: (including myself): Pam


				Alt.	Miles
Trailhead:		12:10	630	0 
Hubbard Creek:		12:40	570	1.3
River:			12:50	470	1.6
Lime Kiln:		1:10	470	2.5
Trail End:		1:30		3.5
Leave:			1:55
Lime Kiln:		2:30		4.5
Leave River:		2:50	470	5.4
Trail Turn:		3:00		5.7
Trailhead:		3:30	630	7.0
To get to the trailhead: from downtown Granite Falls, take S. Granite Ave south to E Pioneer St.  Take this east where it becomes Menzel Lake Rd.  Take a left onto Waite Mill Rd and follow it to the end at the Lime Kiln trailhead.  The route is relatively well marked with signs. 

The trail climbs over a hill before descending down to near Hubbard Lake.  Shortly after crossing Hubbard Creek the trail takes a well marked left turn and descends a ravine above the creek towards the Stillaguamish river.  Just above the river the trail veers right and roughly parallels the river. 

About a mile further, the trail passes the old Lime Kiln with various artifacts laying around the area.  The trail continues another mile. 

Just before the end of the trail is a side trail to the old railway bridge site.  The end of the trail forms a short loop allowing easy access to the river.  This is a great place to stop for lunch or hang out on the rocks. 

This was Memorial Day weekend, and the trailhead was quite full with cars parked alongside the entrance drive.  We found a spot just inside the gate to park.  The weather was pleasant and sunny, though much of the trail was in shade so it didn't get too warm.  Despite recent rains, the first part of the trail wasn't muddy at all, though down closer to the river we ran into some muddier spots. 


Pictures:


[ PIX1 ] Map of route. 

[ PIX2 ] Elevation map of route. 


 
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